Focus on Excellence
We, as a complete team, are committed to providing quality eye care with an emphasis on courtesy, comfort and personalized attention. It is our ultimate goal to exceed patient expectations with each encounter.
A 2014 and 2015 Chattanooga Times Free Press readers poll Best of the Best, Uptown Vision of Chattanooga is dedicated to providing the highest level of eye care possible to each patient to enhance individual lifestyles with improved vision. We are committed through a highly skilled and compassionate team of doctors and office staff to understand individual patient needs and to provide service with leading-edge technology in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Doctors Pifer and Shim know that getting the right prescription involves balancing several factors, including clear eyesight, visual efficiency and your ability to process visual information seamlessly. Our services include:
- Comprehensive eye care for all ages
- Treatment and management of high level eye diseases including Glaucoma, Diabetes and Macular Degeneration
- Urgent care for eye infections and injuries
- Laser vision screening and co-management
- Prescription glasses
- Contact lens fitting including hard-to-fit lenses
- Safety eyewear dispensing
- School vision screenings
With a great office location in the heart of Chattanooga, Uptown Vision of Chattanooga has been serving residents of Tennessee and Georgia for 15 years. Schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists to see how we can help you get the best prescription for your eyes.
- 10 Signs You May Need Glasses
Jul 21, 2015Do you experience frequent headaches? Are you squinting a lot? It may be time to get glasses. Approximately half of the U.S. wears some sort of corrective lens. But many people who would benefit from vision correction don’t even know they have a problem or are avoiding the trip to their eye doctor. You may be thinking,...
- February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month
Feb 24, 2015Vitamin Supplements for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Uptown Vision Awarded 2014 Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of the Best
Sep 29, 2014Uptown Vision of Chattanooga was nominated by Chattanooga Times Free Press readers as a 2014 Best of the Best!
- OAKLEY TRUNK SHOW MAY 29TH
May 13, 2014Great opportunity to preview the entire line of Oakley eyeglasses and sunglasses Thursday, May 29th from 9am-5pm.
- Uptown Invests in Revolutionary Technology
Jan 10, 2013Uptown Vision Bring the Optos Scanning Retinal Laser to Chattanooga. Read more here...
- Read Dr. Pifer's Article in the March 2012 Women's Way
Mar 12, 2012Take a proactive approach to preserve your eye health. Read on to see how....
- Uptown Teams with Children's Hospital to Raise $10,000
Feb 19, 2012Through Facebook "Like's" and patient donations matched by Uptown we hope to raise $10,000 by year-end.
- Debunking 5 Myths about Laser Vision Correction
Feb 19, 2012
Have you been considering laser vision correction for your eyes? Read on as we debunk five common misperceptions regarding Lasik.
- Little Known Facts About Your Eyes
Sep 21, 2011The eyes are the windows to the world. Click here to read some interesting facts about the eyes.
- Dr. Pifer's Article Featured in August Women's Way Magazine
Aug 3, 2011"Your child's vision can affect his learning ability"
- "Uptown Giving Back" continues in August
Aug 3, 2011Help us support the Chattanooga Community Kitchen!
- Help Miracles Happen! when you "Like" our Facebook page
Jun 2, 2011Visit our Facebook page at Uptown Vision of Chattanooga and "Like" our page. We will donate $1, up to $2500, to the Children's Hospital at Erlanger, for every "Like" we receive. Click here to read more!
- Visual Acuity: What is 20/20 Vision?
May 25, 2011Patients frequently ask what does it mean to have 20/20 vision? We will try to explain here.
- Request Your Next Appointment Online
Jan 1, 2011
You can now request your next appointment online. Find out how...
- Online Registration Forms
Jan 1, 2011
Fill in your patient history online, before your next appointment. Find out how...
I have been a patient of Dr. Pifer and Uptown Vision for ten years. I have found them to very honest, caring and personable. They always do the little things to make me feel special. I would highly recommend them to maintain the health of your eyes and to satisfy any of your optical needs.
Josie Minor, Teacher, Hamilton County Schools
I have been a patient at Uptown Vision Center for eight years and I couldn’t be more pleased. I am always examined in a timely manner, the doctors and staff are incredible, and they use cutting edge technologies to ensure my eye health. It’s always a bright spot in my day when I get to visit! If you are looking for an Optometrist in the downtown area, I would highly recommend UVC.
Steve Schafer, Senior IT Program Manager, TVA
Dr. David Pifer and Uptown Vision, including his personable and caring staff, is an incredible find in downtown Chattanooga. From taking care of our entire family’s eyes, to providing pre and post operative LASIK care, and for years donating his services of eye care and glasses for needy children from Belarus, we trust Dr. Pifer with all of our eye care needs
Eve Soltau, Director of Chernobyl Children’s Program and Scott Soltau, Senior VP at Morgan Keegan